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Algarve: Benagil Beach 2-Hour Double Kayak Rental

1. Algarve: Benagil Beach 2-Hour Double Kayak Rental

Visit the spectacular caves and desert beaches of the Benagil area with a double kayak rental. Spend up to 2 hours exploring the Algarve's main attractions. See breathtaking rock formations, including the famous Benagil Caves. Enter the caves from the comfort of your kayak. During your kayak ride, spot some of the Algarve's local fish and sea birds before returning to Benagil Beach.

Catamaran Cruise: Caves and Coastline to Benagil

2. Catamaran Cruise: Caves and Coastline to Benagil

Embark on an adventure by catamaran. Discover the caves and outstanding beauty of the Benagil coastline, and take a swim as you go. Departing from the Albufeira Marina, you’ll start by cruising westward along the coastline of the south of Portugal. Learn about the places and sights that you pass by from the skipper and crew – in particular, you’ll get a great view of the rock formations and caves of the areas of Benagil, Galé, and Carvoeiro. During the cruise the captain will choose a nice protected place to stop the boat so everyone who wants to can take a dive and swim in the ocean with the supervision of the crew. Take advantage of free wi-fi on board the vessel. On the way back, before you reach the Marina again, you will be served a cup of champagne while the background music is still playing, to toast the end of a relaxing cruise.

Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

3. Lagos: Guided Scuba Diving Trip for Beginners

Meet at the dive center in Lagos and get equipped with full scuba equipment provided. Once you have all your gear, take a short boat trip with your guide to the diving sites. Jump off the boat and follow your guide through the water. Spend 4 hours in the ocean where you will admire the beautiful underwater world of the shoreline. See a variety of underwater species including cuttlefish, squid, sea stars, sea cucumbers, anemones, octopus, and a variety of fish.

Albufeira: Scuba Diving Experience with Licensed Instructor

4. Albufeira: Scuba Diving Experience with Licensed Instructor

Adventure across the underwater world, by learning to scuba with a licensed instructor. This experience will provide you with enough know how to scuba across the world. Learn about the equipment and application. Then, practice with a range of techniques to learn which suits you more.  Begin with a theoretical introduction, to explain he basics of the sport. Learn the safety drills, and practice getting acquainted by submerging in a pool. Then finally, dip in the sea to a maximum depth of 12 feet, under the guidance of professionals.  Receive a certificate that allows you to dive within a year skipping the theory and pool sessions. The final sea swim being a counted dive toward the 1 year valid certificate. 

From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

5. From Lagos: Algarve Coast and Caves by Kayak

Journey to one of the top highlights of the Algarve: the Lagos Caves. Hop in a kayak for an active and adventurous trip to the characteristic rock formations that continue to charm visitors with their mystique and beauty. Let your experienced guide lead you to the most impressive caves on the Algarve coastline. Learn how the beautiful shapes and patterns decorating the cave walls were created by sea erosion and get to know the unique flora and fauna of the area while snorkeling. Then enjoy a relaxing stay at a beach which is solely accessible by boat. If you don't feel like paddling back, opt to ride on the support boat, which will be close by at all times during your trip.

Albufeira: Snorkelling Seafari

6. Albufeira: Snorkelling Seafari

Albufeira is the perfect place to dive in and try your hand at snorkelling. Whether you're a beginner or if you've snorkelled before, explore a different side to Albufeira from under the waves. Snorkelling is a fantastic activity to try while you're in the coastal region of Albufeira,  with its transparent crystal waters and rich flora and fauna. After meeting your professional guide, get equipped with a mask, snorkel, fins and a comfortable wetsuit. Following a short boat trip, you're ready to dive right in to a protected area, with your professional guide at your side all the time.  Enjoy swimming and snorkelling underneath the waves, and discover the rich sealife and flora that the region has to offer. If you're looking to enjoy a unique experience during your time in Albufeira, this is an experience not to be missed. 

From Faro: Dolphin Watching & 2 Islands Tour

7. From Faro: Dolphin Watching & 2 Islands Tour

Discover the beauty of Faro’s coastline on this epic sea adventure that navigates along the Ria Formosa waters, passing between Deserta Island and Farol Island and across the Cape de Santa Maria. Marvel at scenic views where the waters of the Ria Formosa meet the Atlantic Ocean and gaze out towards the vastness of the open blue sea. After a glide around Ria Formosa Natural Park, ride along the coast in search of a pod of dolphins swimming in their natural habitat. These magnificent creatures often spend their mornings feeding in the clear and crystalline waters off the coast of Faro. Although there is no guarantee that dolphins will be spotted on the trip, there is a 90% chance of finding the sea creatures. After dolphin watching, begin discovering the islands. Head to Farol Island and then Culatra Island for lunch at a restaurant or an optional picnic. Then, discover the oyster culture on Hangares Island, before finally visiting Deserta Island for snorkeling.

From Faro: 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

8. From Faro: 2-Island, 2-Stop Ria Formosa Catamaran Tour

On this 3-hour tour in a comfortable catamaran through the most beautiful waters of the Algarve, always with professional guide telling you about the fauna and flora of Ria Formosa Natural Park.  Discover the two main islands of Deserta Island, 11 kilometers of beach at the southern most point of Portugal and Farol Island, a holiday island with a lighthouse. Cross the channels of Ria Formosa Natural Park until Deserta Island, where you will make a 45 minute stop, then travel to Farol Island with another 45 minute stop to see the lighthouse and its community. During the tour, observe the resident birds and when the tide lowers, the shellfish.

Albufeira: Certified Divers SCUBA Diving at 2 Dive Sites

9. Albufeira: Certified Divers SCUBA Diving at 2 Dive Sites

Meet the diving team at 8:30 AM, complete a medical questionnaire, select your equipment size and equip yourself before boarding the dive boat. Visit 2 different dive sites that are in natural and artificial reefs. See reefs, walls, and marine life. Marine flora and fauna in the area include octopuses, crabs, conger, and nudibranchs. Head to the first dive site and spend 50-minutes or 60 Bar diving and exploring the area. After 50-minutes, you’ll travel to the second dive site. Spend 50-minutes or 60 Bar diving and exploring the area before returning to the marina. At the marina, you’ll be able to have a hot shower, and the service desk will fill in your logbook.

Faro: Ria Formosa Boat Tour with 2 Island Visits

10. Faro: Ria Formosa Boat Tour with 2 Island Visits

Sail to the beautiful Ria Formosa Natural Park on an enchanting sightseeing cruise. The journey follows the Ria Formosa channels and includes stops at the magical islands of Farol and Deserta. The modern, comfortable boat provides a pleasant and comfortable way of exploring the islands. The guide on board will provide commentary on the natural park and the islands you visit in Portuguese, English, French, and Spanish. Don't forget your swimsuit and towel, as there will be plenty of breaks for swimming.

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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 883 reviews

Really good trip along the coast enjoying the scenery and venturing close to the cliffs and into the caves. Staff were friendly and captain shared lots of interesting information. Small stop for a swim and then a gentle relaxing cruise back

Brilliant experience! The crew was so friendly and helpful! Beautiful views during the trip and we even had a stop for a quick dip in the ocean on the way back highly recommended!

Although it was a cloudy and to be honest, not the best day for the tour, the crew made the best effort to make sure we enjoyed it.

Well organized! Great guide, and group was not too big. Would definitely recommend! Ok for beginners as well.

Excellent excursion. Very friendly crew on board. Is it worth it!